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Český Krumlov



Today we take a tour through one of Europe's most charming cities - Český Krumlov, located in the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. We begin in Svornosti Square - the town square located in the heart of the city. Its been here since medieval times - and today its lined by a number of old shops and antique stores.




The Český Krumlov State Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Built on top of a steep cliff on the banks of the Vlatva River, the views from here are great - especially during sunsets. Its one of the most marvelous sights in the entire region - built back in the 13th century, today it houses a museum with exhibitions running frequently.




Nighttime is often quiet here - making it a good time to get away from the crowds. The Virgin Mary statue located in the middle of the old square is one of the best sights at night - its hard to miss.




Christmas markets are a time tested tradition in central European towns and cities - and the one hosted yearly in the town square is quite the popular attraction. With its towering Christmas tree, countless stalls, and falling snow - it truly makes for a magical atmosphere.




The Vlatva River snakes and loops around the city, adding to the charm of the old town. Restaurants and shops are located along its banks, making for a picturesque experience - especially during the colors of fall.




One of the most amazing times to visit Český Krumlov is during autumn - the fall foliage, crisp weather, and smaller crowds all make it a perfect time to visit the city. The atmosphere coupled with the historic buildings of the old town makes it a fairytale experience!




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aaaw, not again ! Not another jaw-dropping, despair-inducing, beautiful-I-will-never-be-able-to-do-this entry !?! #Jaw-Dropped&Despairing


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A nice bite-sized update compared to your usual shock and awe fare! Love the autumn colors and the interesting use of mgb's pedestrian bridge in here is a really nice touch.

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Wow wow wow.

This is what I call realism...



1) Korver:




Real thing:




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Real thing:




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Real thing:







I can't really tell the difference! 

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Even with the limits of recreation, you truly capture that central European feel... the quiet winter nights, the hazy summer, the tourists scattered around the square... Wonderful.

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I have a craving for coffee on a terrace in this beautiful village. Do you think this is possible?

It's real? No.... It's SimCity...

Good job.... It's amazing.

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The medieval towns are always beautiful and full of stories. You too, the small streets, the small stream that passes through the city and all these details makes the city alive and beautiful! Congratulations! *:P

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Český Krumlov is amazing!
I just had free time to see your last entries now. But it's good because I can admire 2 in one go.
I do not know if I ever told you, but some of your pictures have become wallpapers from my phone from time to time :)

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